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Kerri Clawson, MA

About Kerri Clawson

I believe that all people share common experiences and struggles. We all have the ability to move towards discovery and healing in our own unique way. I am passionate about helping people identify roadblocks in their life and then helping them see movement towards their life goals. I strive to help empower clients to build awareness and help them see increased possibilities.

 

I truly enjoy connecting and learning from my clients as we share the healing journey together. I am inspired by the strength and courage that I see from clients as they lean into this process and make change. I have practiced as a mental health therapist since 2016, and prior to that I spent time counseling employees and students. I have found that working with mental health clients is the most challenging and rewarding time I’ve spent in any pursuit.

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Everyone needs a direction, once in a while.

I work with individuals ages 12+ and couples. I have a special interest and training in behavioral therapies such as DBT: which assist clients to learn and practice tools to increase coping skills and build resilience.

 

I am also working on a professional certification in EFT Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. This approach was developed by Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg as a structured approach for couples. This therapy helps couples to focus on and change negative communication patterns. Couples then learn to reconnect through love for one another as an attachment bond.

 

Other specialties include: Mindfulness, women’s issues, parenting, blended families, life transitions, couples counseling, suicide, anxiety/depression, borderline personality disorder, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EFT for couples, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, grief, and attachment issues.

CREDENTIALS:

Clinical Therapist

BA – Psychology, University of Minnesota

MA – Counseling and Psychological Services, Saint Mary’s University

WHAT I TREAT:

Anxiety Disorder
Attachment Issues
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Blended/Stepfamily Issues
Borderline Personality Disorder
Chronic Illness/Pain
Compulsive Disorders
Depression
Divorce Recovery
Domestic Violence
Gay & Lesbian Issues
Grief Management
High Risk Behaviors
Identity & Body Image
Life Transitions
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-Partum Depression
Relationship Issues
Senior Issues
Sexual Abuse
Stress Management
Traumatic Loss
Women’s Issues

WHO I TREAT:

Children
Teens/Adolescents
Adults
Seniors
Couples

LOCATIONS:

St. Louis Park, MN

TREATMENT OPTIONS:

Behavioral Modification
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Couples Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Family Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy
Sex Therapy

Meet the team

Our clinical team is diverse and in keeping with our vision this allows for choice. We merge personal background and experience, education, creativity, and passion into a professional vision: commitment to diversity in both theory and practice. We make every effort to assign clinicians with respect to a client’s and/or family’s therapeutic and cultural needs.

Think of us as your cheerleaders on the sidelines. You've seen it, the smile, the simple nod of the head. Small gestures that say: we understand, we are listening and we are here for you. That's who we are.